Polannaruwa magistrate visits Karuna Group / ENDLF camp

[TamilNet, Friday, 15 April 2005, 13:31 GMT]
Acting magistrate for Polannaruwa visited the place where the Karuna Group/ENDLF camps were attacked in the early hours of Friday morning. She inspected the five bodies, including that of a man identified as 'Vijayan', which were in huts in Vannaanthuraiyadi in the general area of Aralanganwila. However Informed sources in Sorivil said there were nine bodies in Vannaanthuraiyadi early Friday morning. Police said the attackers got away. ENDLF is a paramilitary based in South India.

Soruvil incident
Soruvil incident
Provisions for the camp were found in two huts. Police said the attackers had removed arms and ammunition.

Informed sources in the Batticaloa said Mr. Vijayan's family lives in Salem in Tamil Nadu.

The dead were identified as Mr. Devadas Devendran, Mr. James Kandasamy Vivekanandan, Mr. Devendran (one name), Mr. Ravi (one name) and Mr. Wijeyan (one name).

Polannaruwa Acting Magistrate Ms.Chandani Meegoda who visited the scene in Vannaanthuraiyadi ordered an inquest into the killings.


Soruvil incident

 

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